Location 2004 The Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Description This is an exploration of our seeming compulsion to improve upon the natural order of the universe. It is one room of a solo exhibition called “Fast Food, Hydrocarbons, and Waves in Outer Space”, Beyond the translucent orange threshold a Mylar-lined room reflects hyper-luminous sculptural towers surrounded by neon floor panels. These souped-up hydroponic towers grow tomatoes from seeds exposed in outer space by NASA. This is a real-time laboratory in which the growing environment is further optimized by a growth enhancing original sound track and special nutrients.
Materials NASA space exposed tomato seeds, water, steel, 1800 watts of florescent lights, 4000 watts of metal halide lights, timers, special nutrients, original frequency sound track, plastic, PVC and a lot more.
Location 2005 Music Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Description A molecular shaped structure was built out of clear acrylic tubing, fluorescent black lights and a misting system all linked by custom multifaceted connectors. The piece produced a foggy mist that hovered around the sculpture by day and pulsed a neon glow by night. A free form adaptive installation, it is designed to interact with the environment by assembling it piece by piece within the designated space.
Material Acylic Tubing, Blacklights, Misting System, Water Pump, Tracing Dye, Electronic Ballasts, Nuts & Bolts, Polyballs
Location: 2003 The Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Description: This is an installation from an ongoing series of work. The five videos are 5’ X 5’ projections. The center video is a 20 minute colorized loop of the inside a wave looking out. It is flanked with colorized scenes of surfers waiting strategically to catch their next waves.
Materials: 5 DVD players, 5 DVDs, sound system.
Location: 1994 Crossing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Description: The two story gallery was converted into a fully functioning factory to produce sculpting material for children. The factory functioned as an ongoing narrative with laborers, animals and audience. Three immigrant workers were hired an hour before the opening of the factory. They were given Pollo-Doh uniforms and instructed on how to operate the factory. One worker and the artist operated the bottom floor, and two workers operated the upper floor. The bottom floor housed 25 live chickens in six vibrantly dyed colors. The chickens roamed freely often congregating at a bin of chicken feed. Frozen chickens were placed in a specially designed chicken cannon, and shot against the second floor lexan wall, over-killing them in preparation for the upstairs processing laboratory. Once upstairs, the smashed chickens were separated by color and put into individual buckets on a rotating wheel. The wheel transported the chickens to a convertor which pureed them into colored sculpting material called Pollo-Doh. The Pollo-Doh was stored in stainless steel tanks for distribution by color, then squirted into cans, sealed and placed on a chute leading to the chicken feed bin on the bottom floor. A worker stacked the cans in the window for display.
Materials: 25 colored chickens, chicken food, Pollo-Doh air compressor, air cannon, Pollo-Doh dispensers, outboard motor, Plexiglas, stainless steel, frozen chickens, jumpsuits, 3 immigrant laborers, canning device, cans.